About this session

The demand for remote and digital technologies has skyrocketed since COVID-19, and increased safety measures have been put in place to provide a safe environment for our students. The use of AR/VR provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge to practice, while increasing their interest and engagement with the content. It also allows for a more realistic experience in a controlled environment, and the ability to provide guided assistance as needed.

This session looks at the AR/VR apps, as well as experimental apps, currently in use within healthcare education at UQ.


Facilitator: Jessica Tsai, Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation

  • Chris Camilleri, Rural Clinical School
  • Aaron Grogan, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
  • A/Prof Peter Lewis, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
  • Brandan Weeks, ITS

Who should attend?

  • Course coordinators
  • Lecturers
  • Tutors
  • Learning designers
  • Academic staff
  • Teaching support staff
  • Professional staff.

Benefits of attending

  • Flexibility in the delivery of healthcare education through the use augmented reality
  • Enables a unique approach to simulated learning which is able to be applied in both an undergraduate and postgraduate learning environment
  • Provides an interactive demonstration of anatomy, physiology and the process of physical assessment for the student
  • Provides safe and risk-free clinical assessment development opportunities outside of the clinical setting, integral given the restrictions on clinical placements at present
  • Have a look at some of the experimental health education apps.

About Teaching and Learning (T&L) Week 2022

Teaching and Learning (T&L) Week celebrates creative and innovative teaching and learning practices designed to enhance student learning.

The theme for 2022 was 'Learning for life' including three sub-themes:

  • Respectful learning
  • Partnered learning
  • Personalised learning.

Recordings and resources from T&L Week 2022 – when available – were uploaded on the Past events resources page (UQ staff login required).


ModWest building (11A), St Lucia campus